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Posted by Lilly from ? ( on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 2:17PM :

In Reply to: Afghanistan...Iraq, same story.. posted by Stella from ( on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 1:00PM :

& each man gets his own share of the oil money...

The problem is that after deposing Saddam, whoever has the most men & military toys on his religion's side is going to be strongest, & all pacts will be forgotten. There will be a Saddam II, & civil wars to keep him there. The people of Iraq are not able to fight a second tyrannt right now. So, a few strong factions will be fighting each other making the rest of the population's lives miserable... just like those warlords in Afghanistan.

& then there's the cost of all that damage...

Afghanistan & Iraq will become like Columbia, w/ US trained militant groups fighting groups of armed insurgents. War on drugs, war on terror - same thing, slightly different excuses...

My Columbian friend hates both the paramilitary troops & the leftist guerrillas. All the fighting & kidnapping makes life incredibly miserable for the rest of the population.

-- Lilly
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